Fairport High School principal Chris Salinas has resigned.

According to an email from the school district to parents, Salinas is stepping down to explore other professional opportunities.

"We have commenced the hiring process and hope to fill the position before September 1 in time for the opening of the new school year," wrote Superintendent Dr. Jon Hunter.

Gerald Bucklin, retired assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction and former principal of Spencerport High School, will serve as interim principal.